Lassen, second right, arrives at Horsh Beirut to open one of 10 air quality monitoring stations, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Lebanon's capacity to monitor air pollution has been significantly increased after the installment of a network of European Union-funded air quality monitoring stations across the country, an EU statement announced. EU Ambassador to Lebanon Christina Lassen opened one of 10 stations at Horsh Beirut in Tayyouneh Tuesday. The air quality monitoring stations are complemented by three particle monitoring stations, a laboratory and eight weather monitoring stations, the said.Speaking at the launch, Lassen had said that the project's implementation marked a first step in combatting air pollution, adding that Lebanon must move fast to implement a clean air plan developed with the EU, in addition to ratifying a 2012 draft law on the protection of air quality.
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